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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1996
  • pp: 95–97

Angular dependence of light transmittance through a polymer-dispersed liquid crystal above threshold

F. Bloisi, C. Ruocchio, P. Terrecuso, and L. Vicari  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 95-97 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000095


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Abstract

The transmittance of polymer-dispersed liquid crystals (PDLC’s) can be easily controlled by a low-frequency electric field. However, unlike glass, even in its transparent state a PDLC is an anisotropic material, so its transmittance has a characteristic angular dependence. We introduce a mathematical model to describe the angular dependence of the light transmittance through a PDLC sample above threshold. The accuracy of the model is tested and predictions compared with experimental measurements.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 10, 1995
Published: January 15, 1996

Citation
F. Bloisi, C. Ruocchio, P. Terrecuso, and L. Vicari, "Angular dependence of light transmittance through a polymer-dispersed liquid crystal above threshold," Opt. Lett. 21, 95-97 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-2-95

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